BURNET COUNTY, Texas -- A Burnet County man was convicted Thursday on multiple counts of sexual assault of a child and 17 counts of possession of child pornography.

Judge Dan Mills of the 424th District Court handed down 23 consecutive life sentences for Robert Michael Arteaga. Arteaga will spend the rest of his life in prison.

According to the Burnet County District Attorney's office, the victim was molested starting at the age of four until she was 15 when she told a school counselor about her abuse. She is now 16.

Arteaga was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the child pornography. That sentenced was stacked on top of the 23 life sentences.

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